Elena Dinehart SOFLO Top Finisher On Final Day Of TYR 18&Under Spring Cup


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, May 3, 2021—Elena Dinehart saved her best for last on the fourth and final day of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup Sunday at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Dinehart, 16, finished second in the 200-meter backstroke in a best time 2:17.97, shaving 2.32 seconds off her previous best of 2:20.29 and cracking 2 minutes in the event for the first time. She was fourth fastest qualifier in prelims in 2:22.55.

It was her fourth event of the meet and seventh swim. Dinehart finished with 23 points in high point.

Twin sister Olivia Dinehart, 16, finished eighth in high point with 62 points. On Sunday, she was sixth in the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:23.24, dropping 0.17. She was also 19th in the 100-meter freestyle in 59.58. She competed in six events and had 12 swims.

SOFLO’s top boys finisher was Dominic Bono, 17, eighth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:14.97.

Juan Mora, 16, was ninth in the 100-meter freestyle in a best time 52.91, dropping 0.84 from his previous best.

SOFLO girls finished fifth in the team standings with 100 points and boys team was eighth with 87, both top finishers among Florida Gold Coast teams.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition featured four host sites across the country including California, Iowa, Virginia and Florida, all scheduled through Sunday.

The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

The event was the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

SUNDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Blue Dolfins 334, 2. Y-Spartaquatics 242, 3. Tampa Elite 139, 4. Sarasota Tsunami 107.50, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 100, 6. Tampa Bay 98, 7. Flying Fish Arizona 85, 8. Indian River Aquatics 79, 9. Planet Swim 72, 10. tie, St. Andrew’s, Area Tallahassee 70, 24. Jupiter Dragons 15.

WOMEN HIGH POINT: 1. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay 98, 2. Paige Housman, Flying Fish Arizona 85, 3. Ella Bathurst, Tampa Elite 79; SOFLO: 8. Olivia Dinehart 62, 41. Elena Dinehart 23, 47. Maddie Smutny 15.

WOMEN
100-meter freestyle: 1. Kirsti McEnroe, YSSC 56.49, 2. Summer Cardwell, Tampa Bay 56.62, 3. Micayla Cronk, Blue Dolfins 56.72; FGC: 16. Erin Miller, St. Andrew’s 1:00.89; SOFLO: 19. Olivia Dinehart 59.58.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Hayden Penny, YSSC 2:16.27, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:17.97, time drop 2.32, 3. Alexandra Stein, RATS 2:21.70.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Sara Stotler, PSA 2:16.45, 2. Ella Bathurst, TEAM 2:17.14, 3. Annika McEnroe, YSSC 2:17.29; SOFLO: 6. Olivia Dinehart 2:23.24, time drop 0.17.

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Julia Brzozowski, SRQ 17:11.26, 2. Paige Housman, FAST 17:23.69, 3. Cadence Fort, GCST 17:25.18.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. North Carolina Aquatic Club 274, 2. Sarasota Tsunami 177, 3. T2 Aquatics 147, 4. Tampa Bay AC 109, 5. Blue Dolfins 94, 6. tie, Carpet Capital, YMCA of the Triangle Area, 90, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 87, 9. Flying Fish Arizona 83, 10. Ensworth Aquatics 69, 13. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 57, 14. North Palm Beach 47, 25. Flood Aquatics Swim Team 26, 27. Hurricane Aquatics 20, 32. Miami Country Day 13, 33. Sunrise Swimming 6.

MEN HIGH POINT: 1. Mason Laur, T2 Aquatics 88, 2. Samuel Hoover, North Carolina Aquatic Club 77, 3. Matthew Fallon, Unattached-SPA 73; SOFLO: 16. Miguel Sierra 42, 34. Juan Mora 29, 45. Dominic Bono 16.

MEN
100-meter freestyle: 1. John Alexy, Unattached 50.08, 2. Samuel Hoover, NCAC 50.84, 3. Varis Monroe, NPB 51.15; SOFLO: 6. Miguel Sierra 53.37, 9. Juan Mora 52.91, time drop 0.84; FGC: 7. Maximillian Zum Tobel, SAS 59.67, 13. Ryan Nordheim, SAS 58.61.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Brandon Miller, NCAC 2:02.47, 2. Evan Keough, SRQ 2:02.74, 3. Hayden Kwan, USC 2:03.23; SOFLO: 8. Dominic Bono 2:14.97; FGC: 11. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise 2:11.08.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Henry Bethel, CCAC 2:04.06, 2. Matthew Fallon, Unattached 2:04.18, 3. Peter Bretzmann, NCAC 2:05.50; FGC: 18. Patrick Doyle, Sunrise 2:14.00; SOFLO: 20. Dominic Bono 2:16.67.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Andrew Taylor, Tampa Bay 8:15.10, 2. Aidan Reagan, FAST 8:19.16, 3. Conor Cranfield, SWIM 8:31.46.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Michelle Morgan, Joshua Brown Win Opening Day Events At TYR 18&Under Spring Cup


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, April 29, 2021—The TYR 18&Under Spring Cup got under way Thursday with distance events at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Michelle Morgan, 16, of Pipeline Swimming won the women’s 800-meter freestyle in 9:00.53 ahead of Paige Housman, 16, of Flying Fish Arizona in 9:01.74.

Erin Miller, 16, of St. Andrew’s Aquatics coming off two open water events, was 13th in 9:20.03. She was the only Florida Gold Coast swimmer in the field.

Joshua Brown, 18, of Highlander Aquatics won the men’s 1500-meter freestyle in 15:48.87. Andrew Taylor of Tampa Bay Aquatics was second in 15:49.77. No Florida Gold Coast swimmers were in the men’s event.

Blue Dolfins lead the women’s team standings after Day One with 33 points. Pipeline Swimming is second with 20. St. Andrew’s is 11th with four points.

Area Tallahassee lead the men’s team standings with 31 points. Highlander Aquatic Club is second with 20 points.

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers Elena Dinehart, 16, 200-meter freestyle and 100 butterfly; Olivia Dinehart, 16, 100-meter breaststroke and 400 IM; Maddie Smutny, 15, 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly; Dominic Bono, 17, 400 IM; Miguel Sierra, 18, 100 butterfly and Juan Mora, 18, 100 breaststroke begin competing on Friday.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition features four host sites across the country, all scheduled from Thursday through Sunday.

The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

USA Swimming was recently made aware of California Department of Health restrictions that will no longer allow out-of-state teams to compete at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif., location of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup.

Affected teams have the opportunity to attend any of the other three sites at Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa; SwimRVA in Richmond, Va. or Orlando, if they choose. It is the only geographical exemption permitted.

The event is the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

Prelims and finals events are Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday’s events are: 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley.

The meet will be live streamed on iSWIMTV and will be updated on social media @iSWIMTV.

THURSDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Blue Dolfins 33, 2. Pipeline Swimming 20, 3. Flying Fish 17, 4. Area Tallahassee 15, 5. Gulf Coast 14, 11. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 4.

WOMEN
800-meter freestyle:

  1. Michelle Morgan, PIP 9:00.53, 2. Paige Housman, FLYF 9:01.74, 3. Carlie Rose, BD 9:02.23; FGC: 13. Erin Miller, SAS 9:20.03.

MEN
MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Area Tallahassee 31, 2. Highlander Aquatic Club 20, 3. Tampa Bay 17, 4. Flying Fish Arizona 14, 5. T2 Aquatics 13, 6. Blue Dolfins 12.

1500-meter freestyle:

  1. Joshua Brown, HIGH 15:48.87, 2. Andrew Taylor, TB 15:49.77, 3. Stuart Higdon, AT 15:56.66

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Super Six Will Compete In TYR 18&Under Spring Cup That Begins Thursday


By Sharon Robb
ORLANDO, April 28, 2021—South Florida Aquatic Club will be well-represented at the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup that begins Thursday at Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center.

Fifteen-year-old U.S. Olympic trials qualifier Maddie Smutny heads SOFLO’s contingent that also includes twin sisters Olivia and Elena Dinehart, 16, Dominic Bono, 17, Juan Mora, 16, and Miguel Sierra, 16. They will swim a total of 27 individual events.

The USA Swimming long course meter competition features four host sites across the country, all scheduled from Thursday through Sunday. The meet was created in March as an additional opportunity for in-person competition for young swimmers to earn qualifying cuts for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June in Omaha, Nebraska.

USA Swimming was recently made aware of California Department of Health restrictions that will no longer allow out-of-state teams to compete at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, Calif. location of the TYR 18&Under Spring Cup.

Affected teams will have the opportunity to attend any of the other three sites at Wellmark YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa; SwimRVA in Richmond, Va. or Orlando, if they choose. It is the only geographical exemption permitted.

The event is the third national event for 18&Under swimmers hosted by USA Swimming since December 2020, following the 18&Under Winter Championships and the 18&Under Spring Virtual Championships.

Smutny made her first trials cut in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:14.37 at the Piranhas Senior Invitational in March. She dipped under the first wave cut of 2:14.59.

Smutny is entered in the 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly, 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley.

Bono, headed to Youngstown State University in the fall, is entered in the 200- and 400-meter individual medley, 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter backstroke.

Elena Dinehart will swim the 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter backstroke.

Olivia Dinehart is entered in six events: 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, 200- and 400-meter individual medley and 100- and 400-meter freestyle. She is seeded first in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:37.29.

Mora will swim the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes and 100-meter freestyle.

Sierra is entered in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly events, 50- and 100-meter freestyles and 100-meter backstroke.

Thursday’s timed final events are the women’s 800-meter freestyle and 1500-meter freestyle at 5 p.m. Prelims and finals events are Friday through Sunday.

The meet will be live streamed on iSWIMTV and will be updated on social media @iSWIMTV.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

TYR MARCH GIRL SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Elise Dinehart


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, April 23, 2021–It was only natural Elise Dinehart would follow in the footsteps of her older twin sisters Elena and Olivia in swimming.

The family affair has turned into an advantage for the young talented swimmer.

Dinehart, 12, is in seventh grade and swims for Southwood Middle School along with South Florida Aquatic Club’s Mako Sharks group coached by Isidro Planell.

“It definitely helps having her sisters around,” Planell said. “They both work very hard and are positive influences for Elise when it comes to work ethic, attitude and being good people.”

Her work ethic paid off at the March 11-14 Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics at Coral Springs and March 31-April 3 International Swim Coaches Association (ISCA) East Coast Elite Showcase Classic Championship in St. Petersburg.

Dinehart scored 34 points (ninth place in high point for 11-12 girls) at JOs where she placed third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:18.63 dropping 4.76 seconds off her previous best; fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:28.65, dropping 19.51 and fifth in the 100-yard individual medley in 1:04.23, dropping 5.95.

“I think at the end of the meet I was really, really tired,” she said. “I was really happy with all my races.”

At ISCA, she was fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke, scoring 15 points and leading SOFLO girls in high point scoring. “That was really cool, the meet was a new experience because it was national,” she said.

Dinehart has been swimming for most of her life. She was 7 when she started competing in swim meets.

“I followed my sisters in swimming,” Dinehart said. “I was swimming already but I did watch them practice. It’s an advantage having older sisters because I can look up to them. I want to be like them when I’m older.

“We’re not competitive against each other. They do help me and give me advice about meets and stuff.”

Like many of her teammates, Dinehart loves to race.

“I love being competitive and racing people a lot,” she said. “I’m glad I stayed with swimming. It’s what I want to do. I really like it. I feel like when I am not doing well in practice or a meet, the next day I get more excited to try and go faster. It motivates me.”

Swimming has helped Dinehart with her time management when it comes to school.

“I’ve been working hard in school just like I do in swimming,” Dinehart said. “There is an advantage being home schooled because I can relax more, but I really want to go back to school.”

Dinehart’s long range goals include high school and college swimming and maybe even a trip to the Olympics one day. Dinehart is also in the art magnet program at middle school where she paints and draws.

Planell enjoys coaching Dinehart and watching her progress.

“Her work ethic is incredibly admirable,” he said. “Whenever she comes on deck for practice she brings positive energy along. She usually and almost always is the first person in the water. She always asks me to watch her strokes and see where she needs improvement.

“She never backs down from the challenges I throw at her during practice. In fact, she always responds positively by accepting the challenge and pushing through the entire set whether or not she hits the mark. She truly does set the example of what it means to be a Mako.”

Each TYR Swimmer of the Month receives a free TYR backpack.

SOFLO sponsor TYR is a USA manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies.

TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. Among its female-sponsored athletes are Simone Manuel, Katie Ledecky, Kelsi Dahlia, Lilly King, Melanie Margalis, Ashley Twichell and Molly Hannis.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Ransom Everglades Sweeps District 12-1A Team Titles; SOFLO’s Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Miguel Sierra, Adrian Hernandez District Champions


By Sharon Robb


MIAMI, November 1, 2020–Ransom Everglades swept the boys and girls team titles in the District 12-1A Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday at the host Raiders pool.

The girls’ team relied on its depth and 200-yard freestyle relay win to edge Carrollton School, 414-401, for the girls’ team titles.

The boys’ team, led by double winner Magnus Kron, individual winner Alec Garcia-Caceres and 200-yard freestyle relay win, won with 464 points, more than 100 than runner-up Cutler Bay with 358.

South Florida Aquatic Club had several swimmers finish among the top four including five district champions.

Sophomore Olivia Dinehart of Cutler Bay was a double winner and member of two winning relays. Dinehart won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.52 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.16.

Cutler Bay sophomore teammate and twin sister Elena Dinehart won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.30 and was also a member of two winning relays.

Sophomore Maddy Smutny of Cutler Bay was also a double winning and member of two winning relays. She won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.47 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:15.49.

Senior Lucy Smutny was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay.

Senior Miguel Sierra of Cutler Bay was a double winner and member of two winning relays. Sierra won the 100-yard butterfly in 50.64 and 100-yard backstroke in 53.14.

Freshman Adrian Hernandez of Cutler Bay won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:12.24 and was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay.

Qualified swimmers now advance to the Region 4-1A meet hosted by St. Andrew’s School at Indian River State College, Nov. 2 for both swimming and diving at 9:30 a.m.

DISTRICT 12-1A RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Ransom Everglades 414, 2. Carrollton School 401, 3. Cutler Bay 354, 4. Coral Shores 286, 5. Miami Country Day 201, 6. Westminster Christian 110.

GIRLS INDIVIDUALS
200-yard medley relay:

  1. Cutler Bay 1:52.59 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Lucy Smutny), 2. Ransom Everglades 1:58.61, 3. Carrollton 1:58.63 (Izzy Wilson, Maria Wolfington, Alexandra DeAngulo, Natalia Sibug).

200-yard freestyle:

  1. Corley Smith, COSH 1:59.11, 2. Tembleque Sanchez, RE 2:04.10, 3. Izzy Wilson, CAR 2:05.07.

200-yard individual medley:

  1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:09.52, 2. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:17.70, 3. Katia Alonso, CAR 2:26.86, 8. Alana Deo, WC 2:31.47.

50-yard freestyle:

  1. Brooke Mundy, DR 25.13, 2. Hannah Webb, MC 25.22, 3. Natalie Gembicki, CB 25.64.

1-meter diving:

  1. Pia Cortes-Guerrero, CAR 341.95, 2. Nicolette Xydas, CAR 290.05.

100-yard butterfly:

  1. Maddy Smutny, CB 59.47, 2. Elena Dinehart, CB 59.82, 3. Sabrina Shipley, RE 1:02.50.

100-yard freestyle:

  1. Brooke Mundy, DR 54.63, 2. Natalie Gembicki, CB 55.11, 3. Hannah Webb, MCD 55.23.

500-yard freestyle:

  1. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:15.49, 2. Corley Smith, CO 5:18.39, 3. Lucy Smutny, CB 5:18.47, 4. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:28.07.

200-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Ransom Everglades 1:45.11 (Lauren Heller, Sophie G, Dylan Stone, Alexandra Hommen), 2. Coral Shores 1:47.91, 3. Carrollton 1:50.09, 5. Cutler Bay 1:51.26 (Natalie Gembicki, Sophia Grubbs, Lauren Swicegood, Naomi Vera).

100-yard backstroke:

  1. Elena Dinehart, CB 1:00.30, 2. Zoe Marchetti, CS 1:02.20, 3. Lucy Smutny, CB 1:03.34.

100-yard breaststroke:

  1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:06.16, 2. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:07.36, 3. Maria Wolfington, CAR 1:13.85, 4. Alana Deo, WC 1:14.88.

400-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Cutler Bay 3:44.27 (Elene Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Natalie Gembicki, Maddy Smutny), 2. Ransom Everglades 3:50.31, 3. Coral Shores 3:57.80, 4. Carrollton 4:00.25 (Izzy Wilson, Natalia Solano, Katia Alonso, Alexandra DeAngulo).

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

  1. Ransom Everglades 464, 2. Cutler Bay 358, 3. Westminster Christian 259, 4. Coral Shores 192, 5. Miami Country Day 175, 6. Doctors Charter 37, 7. Sports Leadership Academy 30.

BOYS INDIVIDUALS
200-yard medley relay:

  1. Cutler Bay 1:48.58 (Austin Nelson, Alexander Miller, Miguel Sierra, Matthew Hebert), 2. Westminster Christian 1:52.26, 3. Ransom Everglades 1:57.02.

200-yard freestyle:

  1. Magnus Kron, RE 1:47.99, 2. Paolo Rebessi, RE 1:59.32, 3. Ivan Grass, CB 2:00.17.

200-yard individual medley:

  1. Alec Garcia-Caceres, RE 2:24.12, 2. Geronimo Carom, RE 2:27.49, 3. Ilan Zenatti, MC 2:30.14.

50-yard freestyle:

  1. Evan Wilson, DR 22.31, 2. Mario Solorzano, WC 22.94, 3. Stephen Baker, RE 23.94.

1-meter diving: None.

100-yard butterfly:

  1. Miguel Sierra, CB 50.64, 2. Dylan Smiley, MC 52.33, 3. David Chavez, SLAM 56.54, 4. Adrian Hernandez, CB 58.76, 5. Esteban Acosta, WC 1:03.03.

100-yard freestyle:

  1. Magnus Kron, RE 49.89, 2. Mario Solorzano, WC 52.06, 3. Stephen Baker, RE 52.90.

500-yard freestyle:

  1. Adrian Hernandez, CB 5:12.24, 2. Ivan Grass, CB 5:13.92, 3. Paolo Rebessi, RE 5:18.08, 4. Austin Nelson, CB 5:26.71.

200-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Ransom Everglades 1:37.21 (Magnus Kron, Alex Tong, Victor Perez, Stephan Baker), 2. Cutler Bay 1:39.70 (Austin Nelson, Adrian Hernandez, Allen Alfonso, Ivan Grass), 3. Westminster Christian 1:40.59 (Esteban Acosta, Mario Solorzano, Joshua Francis, Noah Lopez-Calleja).

100-yard backstroke:

  1. Miguel Sierra, CB 53.14, 2. Austin Nelson, CN 1:00.60, 3. Domenico Pretto, CB 1:08.71.

100-yard breaststroke:

  1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 1:00.60, 2. Evan Wilson, DR 1:02.38, 3. Alexander Miller, CB 1:08.33.

400-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Cutler Bay 3:29.83 (Miguel Sierra, Matthew Hebert, Alexander Miller, Adrian Hernandez), 2. Ransom Everglades 3:30.25, 3. Coral Shores 4:01.61, 4. Westminster Christian 4:59.83 (William Battle, Alexander Elejabarrieta, Julio Santoyo, Joseph Christensen).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Cutler Bay Sweeps Westminster Christian; SOFLO Sisters Olivia, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Miguel Sierra Come Up Big


By Sharon Robb


MIAMI, October 24, 2020—Cutler Bay got in a little fine tuning for its’ upcoming district meet by sweeping Westminster Christian Saturday at the Warriors’ pool.

The girls team, led by South Florida Aquatic Club’s Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart and Maddy Smutny, defeated Westminster Christian, 102-16.

The boys team, led by SOFLO’s Miguel Sierra, topped Westminster Christian, 88-53.

The SOFLO swimmers are also in the midst of competing in the three-day national virtual meet against the Mason Manta Rays at Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart and Maddy Smutny were double winners and were members of two winning relays.

Olivia Dinehart won the 100-yard freestyle in 55.05 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.11.

Elena Dinehart won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:14.79 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.42.

Smutny won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.73 and 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.69.

Sierra was a double winner and was a member of two winning relays.

Sierra won the 100-yard butterfly in 51.96 and 100-yard backstroke in 57.94 and swam on the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relays.

GIRLS
Cutler Bay 102, Westminster Christian 16


200-yard medley relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:53.73 (Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Madeline Smutny, Natalie Gembicki), 2. Cutler Bay B 2:07.82 (Vera, Madeline, Vera, Naomi).

200-yard freestyle: 1. Madeline Smutny, CB 2:00.73, 2. Naomi Vera, CB 2:40.89.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Elena Dinehart, CB 2:14.79, 2. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:19.35, 3. Isabelle Susko, CB 2:43.73.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Natalie Gembicki, CB 26.04, 2. Lauren Swicegood, CB 30.54, 3. Abbigail Susko, CB 30.60.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Madeline Smutny, CB 1:00.69, 2. Sophie Lamelas, WC 1:07.32, 3. Valentina Stromeyer, WC 1:16.26.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 55.05, 2. Natalie Gembicki, CB 55.97, 3. ISabelle Susko, CB 1:06.04.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay 2:04.28 (Isabelle Susko, Lauren Susko, Lauren Swicegood, Naomi Vera).

100-yard backstroke: 1. Elena Dinehart, CB 1:02.42, 2. Sophie Lamelas, WC 1:10.68.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:08.11, 2. Sophia Grubbs, CB 1:09.58.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay 3:54.65 (Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Natalie Gembicki, Madeline Smutny).

BOYS
Cutler Bay 88, Westminster Christian 53


200-yard medley relay: 1. Cutler Bay A 1:48.02 (Austin Nelson, Allen Alfonso, Miguel Sierra, Alexander Miller), 2. Westminster Christian 1:50.71, 3. Cutler Bay B 1:57.18.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Adrian Hernandez, CB 1:57.29, 2. Mario Solorzano, WC 1:58.05, 3. Ivan Grass, CB 1:59.31.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Austin Nelson, CB 2:15.41, 2. Alexa Elejabarrieta, WC 2:45.85, 3. William Battle, WC 2:46.12.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Esteban Acosta, WC 24.29, 2. Alexander Miller, CB 24.65, 3. Allen Alfonso, CB 25.62.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Miguel Sierra, CB 51.96, 2. Adrian Hernandez, CB 59.69, 3. Alexander Miller, CB 1:03.37.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Matthew Hebert, CB 56.39, 2. Domenico Pretto, CB 1:03.74, 3. William Battle, WC 1:05.72.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:43.70 (Allen Alfonso, Grass Alfonso, Domenico Pretto, Matthew Hebert), 2. Westminster Christian 1:55.35.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Miguel Sierra, CB 57.94, 2. Mario Solorzano, WC 1:02.22, 3. Austin Nelson, CB 1:04.69.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Joshua Francis, WC 1:11.62, 2. Allen Alfonso, CB 1:12.18, 3. Matthew Hebert, CB 1:15.87.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay 3:32.66 (Miguel Sierra, Austin Nelson, Alexander Miller, Adrian Hernandez), 2. Westminster Christian 4:06.34.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Bono, Atkinson Lead SOFLO; SOFLO Finishes Fifth On Final Day Of Southern Zone South Sectionals; Next Up, FGC Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, March 8, 2020—Alia Atkinson and Dominic Bono were top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club on the fourth and final day of the the Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Sunday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Atkinson, 31, four-time Jamaican Olympian, won the 100-meter freestyle in 56.80. Aruba’s Allyson Ponson of Azura was second in 57.40 to make it a one-two finish among top Caribbean swimmers. It was Atkinson’s fourth win of the meet.

Atkinson scratched from the 200-meter breaststroke final. She qualified fifth in 2:41.47 in morning prelims.

SOFLO women’s 400-meter freestyle relay of Gaby Banks, Mallory Schleicher, Olivia Dinehart and Elena Dinehart was fourth in 4:03.04.

Dominic Bono, 16, was third in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:01.22 and was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher.

Azura Florida Aquatics defended its title winning the combined team title with 2,223.5 points and men’s team title with 1,254.5 points. Bluefish Swim Club won the women’s team title with 1,464 and Azura was second with 969.

SOFLO finished fifth among combined teams, fifth among women’s teams and eighth among men’s teams.

In high point, Atkinson finished fourth among women with 128 and Schleicher was seventh with 123 tied with Pine Crest’s Julia Podkoscielny. Summer Smith, 16, of Bluefish was first with 161.

Yeziel Morales, 24, of Azura was men’s high point winner with 173 points. Azura swimmers swept the top four places in high point. Bono was SOFLO’s top high point swimmer tied for 30th with 68 points.

SOFLO had 31 qualified swimmers (16 boys and 15 girls) compete in 140 individual events and 12 relay events race in the long course meet.

A large field competed over four days in one of four designated USA Swimming zones. The others were Eastern, Central and Western Zone Sectionals. The meet attracted some of the top swimming talent from across the United States and internationally.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams entered were Azura Florida Aquatics, FAST, North Miami Swim Team, North Palm Beach, Coral Springs Swim Club, Gulliver, TS Aquatics and host Plantation Swim Team.

Defending champions are Azura Florida Aquatics (1,116.5) and Sarasota YMCA (1,432). SOFLO, with 35 swimmers, was third among both the girls (852) and boys (776) teams last year.

The championship season continues this weekend with the FJC Junior Olympics Friday through Sunday at Coral Springs Aquatic Center.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 2,223.5, 2. Bluefish Swim Club 2,183, 3. Scarlet 1,718, 4. Bolles 1,669, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,315.5, 6. Colorado Stars 1,286.5, 7. Spartan 1,089, 8. Mesa 917, 9. Pine Crest Swimming 666, 10. Unattached Azura 625.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Bluefish 1,464, 2. Azura 969, 3. Scarlet 882, 4. Bolles 878, 5. SOFLO 840.5, 6. Pine Crest Swimming 497, 7. Colorado Stars 492, 8. Mesa 456, 9. Spartam 341, 10. Gator Swim Club 309.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 1,254.5, 2. Scarlet 836, 3. Colorado Stars 794.5, 4. Bolles 791, 5. Spartan 748, 6. Bluefish 719, 7. Unattached Azura 505, 8. SOFLO 475, 9. Mesa 461, 10. PAQ 352.

GIRLS

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 3:55.28, 2. Bluefish 3:57.34, 3. Scarlet 4:01.27, 4. SOFLO A 4:03.04 (Gaby Banks, Mallory Schleicher, Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart), 19. SOFLO B 4:25.03 (Jennamarie Brames, Sara Quintero, Sally Golding, Sabrina Osorio).

800-meter freestyle:
1. Michelle Morgan, PS 8:52.65, 2. Anna Auld, ECAC 8:53.29, 3. Leah Degeorge, BSS 8:58.53; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 9:12.86.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Lockett Bowley, BSS 2:16.42, 2. Summer Smith, ABF 2:16.83, 3. Sumner Chmielewski, SRQ 2:19.04; SOFLO: 9. Maddy Smutny 2:19.69, time drop 0.75, 30. Sara Quintero 2:31.51, 35. Elena Dinehart 2:34.30.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 56.80, 2. Allyson Ponson, Azura 57.40, 3. Megan Hansen, BD 58.04; SOFLO: 18. Gaby Banks 59.76, time drop, 0.98, 26. Olivia Dinehart 1:00.57.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Taylor Grabenhorst, Unattached 2:32.49, 2. Ella Smith, ABF 2:37.49, 3. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 2:27.70; SOFLO: 5. Olivia Dinehart 2:38.61, 14. Molly Golding 2:47.32, 30. Sophia Grubbs 2:55.22, 31. Sally Golding 2:56.56.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:16.211, 2. Celina Marquez, Azura 2:16.34, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, PCS 2:16.90; SOFLO: 19. Elena Dinehart 2:26.69.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 3:29.65, 2. PAQ 3:35.31, 3. Colorado Stars 3:36.79, 10. SOFLO A 3:42.90 (Michael Arias, Juan Mora, Juan Colmenares, Miguel Sierra), 16. SOFLO B 3:50.45 (Nicolas Rossi, Sebastian Lares, Philopatier Ibrahim, Manuel Melendez).

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Joshua Parent, ABF 15:46.71, 2. Joaquin Vargas, Unattached 16:00.36, 3. John Vandeusen, BSS 16:02.73; SOFLO: 13. Dominic Bono 16:42.50.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz, SAS 2:00.43, 2. Martin Espernberger, BSS 2:02.27, 3. Gabriel Araya, Azura 2:02.36; SOFLO: 23. Miguel Sierra 2:15.92.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 51.28, 2. Daniel Ramirez, WA 51.58, 3. Kent Olsen-Stavrakas, STAR 51.78; SOFLO: 23. Michael Arias 55.59, 24. Juan Mora 55.80.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Raphael Windmuller, Unattached 2:17.91, 2. William Heck, BSS 2:22.68, 3. William Henry, SRQ 2:23.05; SOFLO: 16. Juan Mora 2:31.75, 24. Alex Golding 2:36.26.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 2:02.95, 2. Fernando Ruvalcaba Cruz, SASA 2:07.33, 3. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 2:01.22; SOFLO: 26. Miguel Sierra 2:18.74, time drop, 0.48.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Atkinson, Schleicher, Dinehart Shine; SOFLO Fourth Among Teams After Day Two Of Southern Zone South Sectionals


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, March 6, 2020—Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson got South Florida Aquatic Club off to a good start Friday at the Southern Zone South Sectional Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Atkinson, 31, won the 100-meter breaststroke, her signature event, in 1:09.36. SOFLO teammate Olivia Dinehart, 15, was third in 1:13.05. She went a best time 1:12.99 in morning prelims, dropping 0.45.

Mallory Schleicher, 16, had another good finals night, placing second in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 4:53.96, shaving 4.13 seconds off her previous best and giving Pine Crest state champion Julia Podkoscielny, 15, a run for her money in the final 50 meters. Podkoscielny won the event in 4:52.49, also a best time dropping 1.40 seconds.

Schleicher and Olivia Dinehart were also members of the runner-up women’s 800-meter relay team along with Elena Dinehart and Maddy Smutny that won in 8:41.60, faster than their seed time of 8:42.62.

SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher was Dominic Bono, 16, in the 400-meter individual medley. He finished 11th in a best time 4:42.20, dropping 0.94 off his previous best.

After two days of competition, SOFLO is fourth in combined with 676, fourth in the women’s with 412 and seventh in the men’s with 264. In the combined, Bluefish Swim Club overtook defending champion Azura for the lead, 1,126-1,037. Azura leads the men’s team standings with 570 and Bluefish leads the women’s with 710.

SOFLO has 31 qualified swimmers (16 boys and 15 girls) competing in 140 individual events and 12 relay events race in the long course meet.

A large field is competing over four days in one of four designated USA Swimming zones. The others are Eastern, Central and Western Zone Sectionals. The meet attracts some of the top swimming talent from across the United States and internationally.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams entered are Azura Florida Aquatics, FAST, North Miami Swim Team, Coral Springs Swim Club, Gulliver, TS Aquatics and host Plantation Swim Team.

Defending champions are Azura Florida Aquatics (1,116.5) and Sarasota YMCA (1,432). SOFLO, with 35 swimmers, was third among both the girls (852) and boys (776) teams last year.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Bluefish Swim Club 1,126, 2. Azura 1,037, 3. Bolles 838, 4. SOFLO 676, 5. Scarlet Aquatics 643, 6. Colorado Stars 636, 7. Spartan Aquatics 575, 8. Mesa Aquatics 483, 9. Gator Swim Club 291, 10. Pine Crest Swimming 257.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Bluefish 710, 2. Azura 467, 3. Bolles 436, 4. SOFLO 412, 5. Scarlet Aquatics 322, 6. tie, Mesa, Colorado Stars, 8. Gator Swim Club 194, 9. Pine Crest Swimming 183, 10. Spartan Aquatic Club 181.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 570, 2. Bluefish 416, 3. Bolles 402, 4. Spartan Aquatic 394, 5. Colorado Stars 374, 6. Scarlet Aquatics 321, 7. SOFLO 264, 8. Mesa Aquatics 221, 9. Race Aquatics 163, 10. FAST 141.

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:03.88, 2. Brynn Wright, ABF 2:04.72, 3. Summer Smith, ABF 2:05.30.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:09.36, 2. Allison Henry, NRG 1:12.75, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:13.05; SOFLO: 13. Molly Golding 1:15.79.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Celina Marquez, Azura 29.84, 2. Emma Harvey, PSU 30.29, 3. Gabriela Donahue, BD 30.54; SOFLO: 14. Gaby Banks 32.48.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Madeline Burt, SWIM 1:01.62, 2. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:01.86, 3. Lismar Lyon, Unattached 1:02.22; SOFLO: 23. Molly Golding 1:06.24, 31. Elena Dinehart 1:07.31.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Julia Podkoscielny, PCS 4:52.49, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 4:53.96, time drop, 4.13, 3. Anna Freed, SRQ 4:54.95.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Bluefish 8:32.28, 2. SOFLO A 8:41.60 (Mallory Schleicher, Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Maddy Smutny), 3. Azura 8:42.43.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Santiago Corredor, GSC 1:51.56, 2. Joaquin Vargas, Unattached 1:51.60, 3. Gabriel Araya, Azura 1:52.61.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Raphael Windmuller, Unattached 1:03.54, 2. William Heck, BSS 1:04.84, 3. Tomas Peribonio, GSC 1:05.03; SOFLO: 15. Juan Mora 1:08.14, time drop, 0.27.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Blake Wilton, STAR 26.59, 2. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 27.38, 3. Raphael Santos, PCS 27.85, SOFLO: 16. Juan Colmenares 29.69.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 55.16, 2. Martin Espernberger, BSS 55.20, 3. Abbas Qali, Azura 55.32; SOFLO: 21. Rafael Rodriguez 58.21, 27. Miguel Sierra 58.62.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz, SASA 4:23.88, 2. Tomas Peribonio, GSC 4:26.45, 3. Joshua Parent, ABF 4:29.09; SOFLO: 11. Dominic Bono 4:42.20, time drop, 0.94.

200-meter backstroke time trial:
1. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:19.80.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 7:48.15, 2. Bluefish Swim Club 7:58.79, 3. Gulliver 8:01.74, 7. SOFLO A 8:11.64 (Rafael Rodriguez, Philopatier Ibrahim, Sebastian Lares, Dominic Bono).

IF YOU GO

What: 2020 Southern Zone South Sectional Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, prelims 9 a.m. and finals 5 p.m.

Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street.

Of note: Admission is $5. For more information call 954-452-2526.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Olivia, Elena Dinehart Sisters Shine In Session One Of TYR SOFLO Open


By Sharon Robb

NORTH MIAMI, January 25, 2020–Olivia and Elena Dinehart led South Florida Aquatic Club in the opening session of the TYR SOFLO Open Saturday at FIU Aquatic Center at Florida International University’s North Campus.

Elena Dinehart, 15, and Olivia Dinehart, 15, and started off the morning leading off and anchoring the winning girls’ 200-yard medley relay in 1:53.36. Other relay members were Molly Golding and Paige Lane.

Elena Dinehart won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.05.

Olivia Dinehart won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:01.98. Elena was second in 1:03.37.

Olivia Dinehart won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:13.85 and Elena was second in 5:20.93.

SOFLO’s four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, 31, fresh off her big payday at the FINA Swim Series, won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.45 and 50-yard freestyle in 24.37.

SOFLO boys had a good session, too.

The boys won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:42.88 with Rafael Rodriguez, Manuel Melendez, Miguel Sierra and Robert Wilson.

Sierra also won the 100-yard butterfly in 53.07 ahead of teammate Philopatier Ibrahim in 53.26.

Rodriguez won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.39.

After the opening two sessions, Metro Aquatics led combined with 433 and SOFLO was second with 384; Metro Aquatics led the men with 202 and SOFLO second with 147; and SOFLO led the women with 237 and Metro Aquatics second with 231.

SOFLO has the largest team with 128 swimmers (69 boys and 59 girls).

The meet concludes on Sunday with two sessions.

Among teams competing in the Florida Gold Coast meet are Metro Aquatics, Hialeah, Ransom Everglades, Southern Wahoos, Cooper City, SwimFast and City of Miami.

TYR is title sponsor and outfitters for the SOFLO Sharks. Founded in Huntington Beach, Calif. by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints.

Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.

With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. TYR is involved in technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embraces lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, the company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water.

SATURDAY RESULTS
SESSION ONE
GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
13-and-over, 1. SOFLO A 1:53.36 (Elena Dinehart, Molly Golding, Paige Lane, Olivia Dinehart), 2. Midtown Weston A 1:56.56, 3. Midtown Weston B 1:58.01, 4. SOFLO B 1:58.70 (Jena Legaspi, Sophia Grubbs, Sarah Acevedo, Mallory Schleicher).

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Kendra Gomez, Unattached 1:03.84; SOFLO: 7. Mariann Catalasan 1:07.97, 8. Izzy Wilson 1:08.68, 10. Gabriela Avila 1:10.46, 12. Leah Pando 1:14.14; 15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:01.05, 2. Mallory Schleicher, SOFLO 1:01.64; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:05.47, 7. Sally Golding 1:07.83.

50-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 31.55; SOFLO: 7. Mariann Catalasan 35.95, 11. Dahlia Hirsh 37.08, 13. Gabriela Avila 38.29; 15-and-over, 1. Evita Leter, MAC 30.75; SOFLO: 4. Mallory Schleicher 34.27.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 1:01.39; SOFLO: 6. Sophia Grubbs 1:06.33, time drop, 13. Leah Pando 1:16.05; 15-and-over, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 58.45, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 1:00.80, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:01.62; SOFLO: 4. Molly Golding 1:01.63, 5. Mallory Schleicher 1:01.81, 6. Elena Dinehart 1:02.07, 8. Sarah Acevedo 1:03.81, 14. Sally Golding 1:05.30.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Ana Villamil, MWA 25.69; 15-and-over, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 24.37; SOFLO: 6. Mallory Schleicher 26.15, 8. Paige Lane 26.36, 15. Sally Golding 27.95.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 1:02.64; SOFLO: 5. Sophia Grubbs 1:06.79, 9. Mariann Catalasan 1:08.84, time drop, 10. Gabriela Avila 1:10.06, time drop, 12. Izzzy Wilson 1:11.09, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:01.98, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 1:03.37; SOFLO: 4. Paige Lane 1:06.09, 5. Sarah Acevedo 1:06.19, time drop, 14. Jena Legaspi 1:10.55.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 5:03.87; SOFLO: 4. Izzy Wilson 5:30.87, 7. Mariann Catalasan 5:48.19, 8. Sophia Grubbs 5:48.24, 10. Gabriela Avila 5:48.74, time drop, 14. Cali Harris 6:31.09, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 5:13.85, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 5:20.93, 3. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 5:24.83; SOFLO: 10. Maia Vatinelle 5:57.45, 11. Ana Grable 6:02.83, time drop.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
1. SOFLO A 1:42.88 (Rafael Rodriguez, Manuel Melendez, Miguel Sierra, Robert Wilson), 2. Midtown Weston 1:45.05, 3. SOFLO B 1:46.86 (Sebastian Lares, Juancamilo Rivero, John Paul Handal, Nicolas Rossi).

100-yard backstroke:
13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 59.25; SOFLO: 3. Austin Nelson, 5. Adrian Hernandez 1:02.62, time drop, 10. Ethan McPeek 1:05.10, 14. Hashan Ekanayake 1:06.36; 15-and over, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 55.62, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim, SOFLO 56.11, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 56.24; SOFLO: 4. Dominic Bono 56.60, 6. Miguel Sierra 58.56, 12. Tristan Wilson 1:02.24, 14. Brennan Binder 1:02.41, 15. Nicolas Rossi 1:02.45.

50-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 28.88; SOFLO: 6. Adrian Hernandez 32.37, time drop, 7. Alejandro Mateus 32.98, time drop, 12. Giorgio Rusconi 34.17; 15-and-over, 1. Yender Rojas, MAC 29.28.

100-yard butterfly:
13-14, 1. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 56.37; SOFLO: 3. Adrian Hernandez 1:00.65, time drop, 10. Austin Nelson 1:05.03, 11. Nicholas Pelaez 1:05.50, time drop. 14. Alexander Miller 1:07.10, 15. Hashan Ekanayake 1:07.34; 15-and-over, 1. Miguel Sierra, SOFLO 53.07, 2. Philopatier Ibrahim 53.26; SOFLO: 8. Sebastian Lares 55.91, 9. John Paul Handal 56.13, 10. Robert Wilson 56.25, 12. Juancamilo Rivero 56.62, 14. Manuel Melendez 56.85, time drop.

50-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 23.21; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 24.31, 12. Nathan Kronen 25.70; 15-and-over, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 22.39; SOFLO: 7. Robert Wilson 23.41, 8. Miguel Sierra 23.45, 10. Brennan Binder 23.54, 12. Juancamilo Rivero 23.73, time drop.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 57.60; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 1:00.46, time drop, 14. Alexander Miller 1:05.69; 15-and-over, 1. Santiago Gomez, MWA 56.18; SOFLO: 3. Dominic Bono 58.39, 5. John Paul Handal 58.51, 6. Sebastian Lares 58.58, 9. Manuel Melendez 59.47, 11. Alex Golding 1:01.37, time drop, 14. Nicolas Rossi 1:02.07.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Juan Abella, MAC 5:08.06; SOFLO: 5. Austin Nelson 5:15.08, time drop, 7. Hashan Ekanayake 5:26.62, 8. Felix Gonzalez 5:28.75, 9. Nicholas Pelaez 5:33.14, time drop, 13. Nathan Kronen 5:49.02, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Carlos Nava, MAC 4:45.69; SOFLO: 3. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:50.71, 5. Sebastian Lares 4:54.38, 7. Leonardo Mateus 4:58.84, 9. Miguel Sierra 5:04.68, 10. Brennan Binder 5:06.79, time drop, 13. Robert Wilson 5:11.48.

IF YOU GO

What: TYR SOFLO Open

When: Sunday, Session 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:07 p.m., Session 4, 1-4:57 p.m.

Where: FIU Aquatic Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, NE 151st Street, Miami

Of note: The meet is hosted by SOFLO, Comets Swim Team and Golden Panther Aquatics…admission is $5…heat sheets are free and may be found on Meet Mobile or at http://www.soflomeets.info/open…for questions call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Bono, Moya Win On Day Two Of 29th Speedo Winter Championships In Plantation


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, December 13, 2019—Dominic Bono and Kevin Moya came up big for South Florida Aquatic Club on Day Two of the 29th annual Speedo Winter Championships Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Bono, 16, won the 15-16 200-yard individual medley in 1:54.73. He was second fastest after prelims in 1:56.26. His finals splits were 25.55 (butterfly), 28.58, (backstroke), 33.46 (breaststroke) and 27.14 (freestyle). He was also third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:40.00. He has 28 points in high point.

Kevin Moya, 12, won the 11-12 50-yard freestyle in 24.78. Moya was also second in the 50-yard backstroke in 28.43. He has 20 points in high point.

Alejandro Mateus, 14, was second in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time 53.70. He was also fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in a best time 4:56.83. He has 22 points in high point.

Juan Pablo Pineda, 17, was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:06.63.

Javier Colmenares, 13, was third in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:16.33.

John Paul Handal, 16, was third in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:12.62.

SOFLO girls were led by Elena Dinehart, 14, second in 100-yard butterfly in a best time 57.71. It was the second time she cracked the 1-minute mark. Her seed time was 1:00.04. Her prelims time dipped below the minute mark for the first time in 59.13. She was also third in the 50-yard backstroke in 27.81. She has 22 points in high point.

Molly Golding, 16, was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:22.35.

Sarah Acevedo, 16, was second in the 15-16 500-yard freestyle in 5:05.00. Teammate Lucy Smutny, 16, was third in 5:13.03.

Madeline Smutny, 14, was third in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.99. She has 21 points in high point.

Mariana Pinto, 12, third, 200-yard individual medley, 2:20.52. She has 26 points in high point.

Defending champion SOFLO is third in combined with 463 points, third in the men’s team standings with 275 and fourth in the women’s with 188. Azura leads combined with 654.5, the men’s team totals with 390.5 and women’s team totals with 264.

The Winter Champs is one of three meets SOFLO swimmers are competing in this week. The others are the Speedo Winter Junior Championships-East in Atlanta and Sunrise Holiday Championships.

SOFLO has 91 swimmers in 507 individual events and 48 relays in 28 relay events.

Most Florida Gold Coast teams are represented including Azura Florida Aquatics, Blue Marlins, Boca Raton Swim Team, Club Seminole, City of Miami Parks, Pine Crest, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Heritage Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, Westminster Academy, TS Aquatics, East Coast Aquatic, YMCA of South Florida and Metro Aquatics among other teams.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. Azura Florida Aquatics 654.5, 2. Metro Aquatics 505, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 463, 4. St. Andrew’s 438.5, 5. Midtown Weston 242.5, 6. TS Aquatics 219.5, 7. Pine Crest Swimming 207, 8. Gulliver 173, 9. Jupiter Dragons 153, 10. East Coast Aquatic Club 128.5.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 390.5, 2. Metro Aquatics 297, 3. SOFLO 275, 4. St. Andrew’s 178, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 99.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 264, 2. St. Andrew’s 260.5, 3. Metro Aquatics 208, 4. SOFLO 188, 5. Pine Crest 181.

GIRLS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 1:01.19, 2. Paola Negrin, GRSC 1:01.25, 3. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:01.60; 13-14, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 54.37, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 57.71, time drop, 3. Madeline Smutny, SOFLO 57.99; 15-and-16, 1. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 56.17, 2. Anelis Roque, MAC 56.34, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 57.55; SOFLO: 7. Molly Golding 59.06; 17-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 55.73, 2. Amanda Kopas, Azura 57.16, 3. Ella Gates, ECAC 58.10; SOFLO: 4. Paige Lane 58.12.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Reese Andres, SAS 2:28.35, 2. Bianco Nieto, GRSC 2:28.71, 3. Kiera Rampersad, NMST 2:37.05; SOFLO: 8. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:44.25, time drop; 13-14, 1. Riley Botting, PC 2:19.37, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 2:23.55, 3. Sara Lin, PC 2:23.77; SOFLO: 6. Sophia Grubbs 2:28.47, time drop; 15-16: 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:20.59, 2. Molly Golding, SOFLO 2:22.35, 3. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 2:23.08, SOFLO: 7. Sally Golding 2:32.71, 8. Sara Quintero 2:32.90, 9. Sabrina Osorio 2:34.86; 17-and-over, 1. Paige Maceachern, PV 2:19.30, 2. Adrianna Barone, SAS 2:22.40, 3. Stephanie Suarez, MAC 2:24.28.

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Lucianna Gutierrez, GAEL 29.60, 2. Mia Patton, BEST 30.27, 3. Sahara Idler, MAC 30.34; 13-14, 1. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 27.15, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 27.67, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 27.81; 15-16, 1. Katherine Nordheim, SAS 27.29, 2. Anelia Roque, MAC 27.44, 3. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 27.72; SOFLO: 9. Leann Ranalli 30.21l 17-and-over, 1. Celina Marquez, Azura 25.42, 2. Ellie Koch, MWA 27.54, 3. Claudia Acosta, HSC 27.64.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Sahara Idler, MAC 2:19.01, 2. Paola Negrin, GRSC 2:19.05, 3. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 2:20.52; SOFLO: 4. Fiorella Di Salvo 2:21.67, time drop; 13-14, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:02.14, 2. Erin Miller, SAS 2:05.99, 3. Riley Botting, PC 2:07.52; SOFLO: 5. Madeline Smutny 2:10.78, time drop; 15-16, 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 2:05.86, 2. Heidi Smithwick, JUP 2:07.52, 3. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 2:10.30; SOFLO: 6. Sara Quintero 2:15.08; 17-and-over, 1. Adrianna Barone, SAS 2:07.57, 2. Amanda Kopas, Azura 2:08.90, 3. Nicole Aldrich, NPB 2:11.36.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Anais Gedeon, YSF 25.41, 2. Leorah Rotchin, WOW 25.98, 3. Sofia Jorge, MAC 26.14; 13-14, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 22.93, 2. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 24.93, 3. Morgan Cogle, JUP 24.97; 15-16, 1. Lucia Miller, SAS 23.91, 2. Isabella Chambers, PC 24.18, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 24.37; 17-and-over, 1. Allyson Ponson, Azura 23.06, 2. Celina Marquez, Azura 24.20, 3. Caroline Nordheim, SAS 24.56.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Erin Miller, SAS 4:55.98, 2. Riley Botting, PC 5:00.66, 3. Mariana Cote, MWA 5:01.05; SOFLO: 4. Madeline Smutny 5:01.09, time drop, 6. Elena Dinehart 5:10.62; 15-16, 1. Faith Mutschler, WOW 5:04.15, 2. Sarah Acevedo, SOFLO 5:05.00, 3. Lucy Smutny, SOFLO 5:13.03; 17-and-over, 1. Paige Maceachern, PC 5:02.46, 2. Adrianna Barone, SAS 5:08.38, 3. Delaney Biro, TSA 5:09.76.

BOYS

100-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 58.62, 2. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 59.37, 3. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 59.62; SOFLO: 10. Jaden Amores 1:07.89; 13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 52.97, 2. Alejandro Mateus 53.70, time drop, 3. Kaii Winkler, EA 54.03; 15-16, 1. Tiago Pereira, SAS 50.02, 2. Renato Herran, Azura 50.63, 3. Varis Monroe, NPB 51.18; SOFLO: 7. Sebastian Lares 53.27; 17-and-over, 1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 46.26, 2. Steven Amiale, Azura 47.23, 3. Gabriel Araya, Azura 49.34.

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:23.69, 2. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 2:28.02, 3. Sebastian Guio, MWA 2:31.07; SOFLO: 6. Derek Hau 2:37.10, time drop; 13-14, 1. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 2:10.77, 2. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 2:11.76, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:16.33, time drop; SOFLO: 7. Logan Gonzalez 2:20.92, time drop; 15-16, 1. Victor Valdes, HSC 2:07.96, 2. Javier Roman, Azura 2:12.29, 3. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 2:12.62; SOFLO: 6. Yannai Michael 2:13.62, 7. Alex Golding 2:15.38, time drop, 9. Christopher Hau 2:16.46, time drop; 17-and-over, 1. Carlos Nava, MAC 2:03.68, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 2:06.63, time drop, 3. Andrew Rogatinski, PST 2:07.73

50-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 28.33, 2 Kevin Moya, SOFLO 28.43, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, CM 28.98; SOFLO: 10. Jaden Amores 32.35; 13-14, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 24.87, 2. Finn Winkler, EA 24.98, 3. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 26.37; SOFLO: 4. Logan Gonzalez 26.94, time drop; 15-16, 1. Michael Fernandez, SAS 24.60, 2. Jack Harvey, WA 24.69, 3. Renato Herran, Azura 25.03; SOFLO: 5. Juan Colmenares 25.39; 17-and-over, 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 22.84, 2. Yeziel Morales, Azura 23.03, 3. Alex Marrero, Azura 24.46.

200-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:11.48, 2. Oliver Tejada, MAC 2:14.02, 2. Farouk Musa, HAT 2:14.68; SOFLO: 6. Felix Gonzalez 2:21.68, time drop, 9. Derek Hau 2:23.19, time drop; 13-14, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:00.18, 2. Finn Winkler, Ea 2:01.47, 3. Diego Balbi, SAS 2:03.37; SOFLO: 5. Alejandro Mateus 2:03.82, time drop, 6. Javier Colmenares 2:05.53, time drop; 15-16, 1. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 1:54.73, 2. Varis Monroe, NPB 1:55.85, 3. Nicolas Gallego, JUP 1:56.22; SOFLO: 5. Sebastian Lares 1:58.80, time drop, 9. Yannai Michael 2:01.39, 10. John Paul Handale 2:02.42; 17-and-over, 1. Andres Wong, MAC 1:52.25, 2. Juan Zapata, Azura 1:54.12, 3. Santiago Gomez, MWA 1:56.82; SOFLO: 6. Leonardo Mateus 2:00.70.

50-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Kevin Moya, SOFLO 24.78, 2. Paul Pokatragool, SAS 25.14, 3. Andy Serrano-Pena, RANS 25.46; 13-14, 1. Daniel Givskov, SFTL 22.26, 2. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 22.78, 3. Finn Winkler, EA 22.91; 15-16, 1. Michael Fernandez, SAS 20.60, 2. Varis Monroe, NPB 21.29, 3. Caleb Ingham, WA 21.61; 17-and-over, 1. Daniel Ramirez,WA 20.02, 2. Steven Aimable 20.56, 3. Gabriel Araya, Azura 20.87.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Nicholas Kjaerulff, SA 4:38.84, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 4:53.67, 3. Marcelo Mansur, MAC 4:55.11; SOFLO: 4. Alejandro Mateus 4:56.83, time drop, 6. Javier Colmenares 5:02.53, time drop; 15-16, 1. Hector Paz, MAC 4:37.58, 2. Brian Desmond, WA 4:37.76, 3. Dominic Bono, SOFLO 4:40.00; SOFLO: 9. Juan Colmenares 4:50.36, 10. John Paul Handal 4:57.43; 17-and-over, 1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 4:22.30, 2. Gabriel Araya 4:25.65, 3. Juan Zapata, Azura 4:42.31; SOFLO: 5. Leonardo Mateus 4:51.27, 6. Robert Wilson 4:51.43.

IF YOU GO

What: 29th annual Florida Gold Coast Speedo Winter Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 4:30 p.m.-7:10 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 4:30 p.m.-6:56 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second St., Plantation.

Admission: $5 per session. Heat sheets will not be sold at the meet. They are available for free online at http://www.swimpst.com and on Meet Mobile phone ap. Special all-session passes are also available. Parking is free. For information call 954-452-2525.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.
http://www.swim4soflo.com